Postdoctoral position in the Biology of Membrane Contact Sites and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress

KU Leuven
May 22 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

For the Laboratory of Cell Death Research & Therapy we are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist (maximal 3 years from PhD defense). The Laboratory for Cell Death Research & Therapy, headed by Prof. Patrizia Agostinis, has a position available for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to further our research in the biology of inter-organellar communication and membrane contact sites (MCSs) during ER stress The successful candidate will investigate how endoplasmic reticulum stress sensors coordinate MCSs function in immune responses, cell death, organelle dynamics, calcium- and lipid homeostasis. In close contact with collaborating teams s/he will investigate key mechanisms and mediators of ER-mitochondria and ER-plasma membrane contact sites during ER stress and their biological consequences.

- Investigate and develop specific research projects of the lab.

- Work with minimal supervision using own initiative and creativity to prioritize and investigate key research questions under the guidance of the Principal Investigator.

- Improve established protocols/techniques and implement or develop new ones.

- Provide guidance and supervision of PhD students and other members of the lab.

- Coordinate collaborative work within the lab and with other teams.

- Present data at internal and external meetings.

- Write manuscripts and help with writing grants.

- Develop academic independence.

- Work to maintain a cohesive and nice working atmosphere in the lab.

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